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More spacious than expected, holds up to airport baggage handling, glides easily
on March 2, 2013
I needed a new large, roll on suitcase and decided to try a hard sided one. I'm so glad that I did.
I just got back from a 7 day business trip from Boston, MA to London, England and this bag fit much more than I had expected based on initial visual assessments. I loved having 2 separate sides to the suitcase rather than one large compartment, and as some soft sided luggage has. Particularly useful when returning home and you want to separate shoes and dirty laundry from other items. I was able to pack the following and the suitcase wasn't at the top of its capacity:
1 pair tall, leather boots
1 pair high heeled ankle boots
1 pair ballet flats
1 pair high heeled pumps
1 pair slippers
1 pair of dress pants
3 pairs of yoga pants
3 cotton long sleeved ts
2 pairs pjs
X-large toiletry kit
Black color that I ordered is high gloss which helps mask any scratches. Outside wipes down easily. For a 28" suitcase it feels exceptionally lightweight compared with nylon, soft sided luggage z this is great for me as a woman when I need to lift the bag for storage or to get the bag on/off a conveyor belt. Wheels glide really easily. You can roll the bag traditionally where you tilt it towards you and pull on 2 wheels or you can keep it flat and wheel beside you on all 4 wheels. I preferred the latter. Telescoping handle is strong enough to support my laptop bag for my large, but 17.3" laptop. I also looped on a soft duffel bag and there was no interruption in gliding the wheels. Great that I could pile all my luggage and so easily push it all around.
Bag did get a few scratches after 2 transatlantic flights. However, no dents and no structural damage to the case, the zippers, or wheels. Love that the TSA approved lock is built into the side of the bag; no more mini locks or keys. Bag has a top handle and side handle that make it easy to get in and out of your car.
This has been a great bag so far. I think it could easily hold contents for 1 person for up to 14 days. Would accommodate 2 people for up to 5 day trip.